Oxycontin Addiction

Oxycontin addiction is becoming more and more of a problem, especially amongst teenagers and young adults.  Oxycontin is extremely physically addictive; the body becomes used to the effects of the drug and builds up a tolerance very quickly, resulting in lowered side effects when taking higher doses and withdrawal when the drug is unavailable. The mental cravings and drug seeking behaviors that come along with Oxycontin abuse are very severe as well. Some people can have very adverse reactions to Oxycontin, which can cause nausea, dizziness, sleepiness and depressed breathing.  However, when an individual becomes addicted, they soon become used to these effects and will then be in the position of needing to use the drug to get back to feeling a state of normalcy, and they begin tolerate higher and higher doses without getting sick or experiencing the same level of side effects. However, they also need higher amounts of the drug to experience the euphoria and good feelings that come with narcotic use.  When the addiction gets to this stage, the addicted individual becomes consumed with managing their usage and getting Oxycontin becomes the driving force that governs a great deal of their actions, resulting in anxiety and fear when the drug is not present or readily available. The mental addiction to Oxycontin is arguably the hardest to overcome, and although the physical withdrawal is not easy, it can be put at ease with a comfortable, medically supervised detox at Passages Malibu.

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